Official Says Students Will Not Impacted By San Jose School Fire

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SAN JOSE (BCN) — A school district superintendent said that a fire that damaged a South San Jose middle school this morning would not impact students and he praised city firefighters for containing the blaze to one classroom.

Jose Manzo, superintendent of the Oak Grove School District, said in a statement that the district will relocate students at Caroline Davis Intermediate School whose classroom was damaged in the fire.

“As a result of the department’s rapid response, the fire was contained to one classroom, and therefore, did not cause damage to any other structures on the campus,” Manzo said.

“With the first day of school quickly approaching, I want Davis Middle School parents to know that students’ classroom experience will not be impacted in any way,” he said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and is being investigated by the San Jose Fire Department, according to Manzo.

City fire crews were dispatched to the middle school, located at 5035 Edenview Drive off of Branham Lane East, at 5:30 a.m. on a report of a fire.

Firefighters arrived to find the fire burning in the attic space of a classroom and upgraded the fire to two alarms, fire officials said.

The crews isolated the blaze to the attic and knocked it down shortly before 6 a.m. No one was reported injured.

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